4: Trek Fuel EX 6
Trek have pretty much completely abandoned 26in wheels on their full suspension models, switching over to 29in and 650b. But they still have three 26in Fuel models in the category they call ‘singletrack trail’ and this is the £1,650 entry-level model. Bike Magic has reviewed the Fuel several times over the years (here and here) and every time the 130mm bike has impressed with its fun riding character and dialled suspension. Trek’s proprietary DRCV has a clever dual stage shock that gives the bike great pedalling on smoother terrain, and genuine big hit capability.
More information: Trek Fuel 26